Due to their dietary restrictions, vegetarians all too often miss out on the hallowed tradition of eating lunch with coworkers and talking about the coworkers who aren't there. Today's deal gives herbivores and herbivoyeurs a fast, healthy lunchtime option the whole office can enjoy: for $3, you get $6 worth of quick-service vegetarian fare and drinks at Maoz Vegetarian. This Groupon is good for all five New York Maoz locations: Greenwich Village, Union Square, Times Square, Upper West Side, and Columbia University.
Maoz is most famous for its expansive salad bar, but its falafel ($5.25)—a home-baked pita bread filled with crispy, handmade balls of vitamin-rich chickpeas, fresh spices, and vegetables and likely to please even the most hesitant of meat-eaters—lends itself better to a leisurely lunchtime eat-and-amble through the nearest park. You can build off the falafel's delicious base with a splash of hummus, eggplant, baba ganoush, avocado, and more ($0.75–$1/add). Pair it with Belgian fries and sauce, side salad, sweet potato fries, or seasonal soup ($3.75–$4.75), and wash it all down with fresh-squeezed orange juice.
Yelpers give Maoz Vegetarian consistently high marks. Yelpers give the Times Square, East Village, Morningside Heights, and Union Square locations an average of four stars. Yelpers give the Upper East Side location a 3.5-star average.